An annual programme to educate and support early stage medtech businesses.
Diagnostics Accelerator Programme Partnership programme with London In Vitro Diagnostics Co-operative
Applications are now closed
About the programme
Led by Imperial College London, MedTech SuperConnector (MTSC) provides funding, training, advice and access to industry networks. The accelerator programme allows Early Career Researchers (ECRs) to connect with peers from other academic institutions and the networking opportunities they need to help fast-track the translation of their research discoveries.
We are a warm, open and encouraging community that offers researchers, academics and entrepreneurs the support and stimulation they need to turn their medtech ideas into businesses. Running annual accelerator programme intakes throughout the year, we’re always open to hearing from the next wave of medtech innovators.
We have supported over 34 ventures and 65+ ECRs to bring their innovative medical technologies closer to solving today’s biggest healthcare challenges. Covering innovations in skin health to handheld diagnostics – we support technologies ranging from devices to digital healthcare solutions.
ECRs supported from 8 HEIs
New medtech sector employment opportunities
Pilot Programmes & Partnerships signed
Technologies progressed towards clinical & user trials
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We offer a number of educational opportunities that we have developed for remote learning as well as face-to-face.
Funding of up to £50k is available for consumables, prototype development and access to specialist advice along with travel & conference fees.
As a programme participant, you’ll have access to domain experts, industry-specific support and networking opportunities.
Starting with a bootcamp, we run a series of masterclasses throughout each programme – covering topics such as intellectual property, regulatory strategy to market access and funding.
A salary replacement scheme is available for eligible postdocs released on to the programme. Venture funding is awarded directly to the lab. MedTech SuperConnector does not take IP.
Venture teams will have the opportunity to present their ideas and demonstrate the impact of their research to early stage investors and academic partners.
Virtual information session
Want to find out more about the application process? Not sure if the programme is for you?
Sign up for our virtual information session on Tuesday 12:30pm-1:30pm 17 August 2021 or Thursday 4:30pm – 5:30pm 26 August 2021
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